OrthoArizona – Arcadia’s Physical Therapy Department provides treatment plans designed specifically to meet our patients’ individualized therapy needs focusing on restoring, maintaining and promoting overall fitness and health.

Specialized Therapy Services

The ASTYM System
The ASTYM System is a rehabilitation treatment that

provides a breakthrough in the way soft tissue injuries are treated. The system identifies and treats abnormal soft tissue, tapping into the body’s natural healing process to enable rapid return to activity, free from pain and limitation.

Research has shown that in many cases of chronic tendinitis, the tissue is not inflamed but is degenerative. Most treatments ignore these soft tissue dysfunctions, and therefore are not effective for treating the problems that result from them.

The remarkable success of the ASTYM System is due to the fact that it directly addresses dysfunctional soft tissue, the underlying source of many problems.

Fascial Distortion Model
Fascial Distortion Model (FDM) was developed by Dr. Stephen Typaldos, DO. It’s a treatment model in which virtually all soft tissue injuries, or musculoskeletal complaints, are viewed through one or more of the six different types of alterations to the body’s connective tissues. The patient’s verbal and physical descriptions, coupled with the mechanism of injury and relevant orthopedic tests, will lead the practitioner to the proper form of soft tissue treatment.


  • Therapeutic Exercise
  • Myofacial Release
  • Spine Mobilization
  • Soft Tissue and Joint Mobilization
  • Balance and Gait Training
  • Neuromuscular Re-education
  • Functional Movement Exercise
  • Stretching/Flexibility Programs
  • Modalities
  • Home Exercise Programs
  • Postural and Workplace Education
  • Orthopaedic Manual Therapies

Pre/Post Surgical Conditions/Diagnosis

  • Sports and Work Injuries
  • Joint Replacement
  • Pre/Post Op Rehabilitation
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Rotator Cuff Syndrome
  • Back/Neck Pain
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Joint Pain
  • Torn ACL
  • Arthritis
  • Postural Dysfunctions
  • Muscle Strain/Sprain

Meet Our Therapists